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As the focal points of Beckley’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine, the Rahall Company Store, Mine Museum and the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia draw thousands of people to the area annually. The unique underground mine, the...more
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We enjoyed the ride into the coal mine. Our guide was very informative and a former coal miner. It was really chilly and dark in there!! Spent around 30 minutes on the coal mine tour. If you’re claustrophobic, you may not like it. We walked...More
Since it was just my husband and me, the docent had the time to answer all of our questions. It gave us an understanding of what our 2x great and great grandfathers endured as coal miners. The docents at the other buildings were also very...More
This is not a place you need to visit multiple times but I thought once was very interesting. It gives you a true perspective of what it must have been like to work and live in company town. You made good wages, worked hard and...More
This may seem like a fun filled day but honestly it's a boring day. The coal mine cart trip was ok the driver who gave the tour was knowledgeable and somewhat entertaining. The youth museum was quite different. The black woman behind the front desk...More
Thank William T
Leslie B, General Manager at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
Dear Mr. T.
We are truly distressed to read that your experience at the Youth Museum and Mountain Homestead wasn’t as expected. We work hard to present an informative and interesting tour and appreciate your feedback.
We also strive to present the best possible customer...More
We met family in Beckley and had conquered the New River and wanted a half day activity and this did it. The mine tour was great. The kids think it's best because of the train but it's quite in training for adults as well. Aftet...More
It's $69 for a family of four to tour the mine and surrounding buildings, a visit that lasts about 2-3 hours. I think it's a little overpriced for what it is. A family pricing option would encourage larger families to visit. Although, in general, the...More
My family has driven past the exhibition coal mines several times but this was the first time we had a chance to stop. We caught the first tour of the day, right at 10 am, and were on the tram tour with only 4 other...More
This was so much fun. Tour through the coal mine. A retired miner was our guide. They have recreated a coal mine village which had guides in the buildings. Each building was taken apart board by board and moved from another area to there. Also...More
You can just go. On a busy holiday weekend you might have to wait 30 minutes for the underground tour, but most times there is no wait. I'd get there at least 1 hour prior to closing if you want the tour.